Call Me Punchy

September 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm (The Easy Chair)

“I get knocked down, but I get up again, ain’t never gonna keep me down.
I get knocked down, but I get up again, ain’t never gonna keep me down.”
Chumbawumba

Lately it seems like my world and worldly goods are possessed by demons. (More like Mormons, actually. I’m not afraid of demons.) I’ve been having computer issues, which makes a handy excuse for not posting more, but it’s been annoying as hell. Bus schedules have been “improved” and now I have an extra two hours of wait-time a week. My tooth and jaw have been throbbing sore, leading to two weeks of eating nothing but yogurt and bananas. The oven broke. And the shower, the fucking shower I’ve been battling with all fucking summer, sprung another leak. I could go on, but you get the idea.

I’m feeling a bit picked on here.

However, things are getting better. The shower was a ten minute, $1.09 fix. The oven fixed itself. (Hmm…) My tooth? The pain, much like my gums, has receded. The bus? Fuck the bus. I’ll get there when I get there. The computer? I have a cyber-angel.

After venting to Art East, he arrived at work last night with a bag. Inside were a new keyboard and mouse! A brief installation cured the ‘having-a-stroke’ behavior I was seeing on the desktop. The other problem? My movie burner wouldn’t work. Tried all these different programs, nothing. Art ran the same programs, praised them, couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. After an hour of phone tag and homegrown tech support, we discovered the real reason my DVD burner wouldn’t work.

It’s a DVD player. Can we get a collective “Duh!”

So now we are on the lookout for a compatible DVD burner. I wish you could see the rosy color of my cheeks.

The tooth/jaw situation? It’s behaving again, so I’m eating everything I can masticate until it acts up again. I still haven’t hunted down the elusive Korean taco, but it’s on my list.

And now, it’s my Friday. I have the next two days off, presumably to hunt computer parts and Korean tacos. (Among other things, he leches.) So I leave you with this:

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